HOW WE USE COOKIES AND OTHER METHODS FOR THE COLLECTION OF WEBSITE USAGE DATA

By using the website www.arctic.com and other online services we provide, you agree that we can store and access cookies, IP addresses and use other methods in order to collect website usage data, and improve your online experience.

This can include information about your use of the website, the browser and device type you are accessing it from and where you are in the world.

Cookies are small files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit or certain emails you open. They are widely used in order to make websites function properly, as well as to provide business and marketing information to the owners of the site.

Arctic.com's cookie use is limited to

Ease of use

Cookies are used to enhance the ease of use of arctic.com and to remember that you have logged in to arctic online 

Tracking

Cookies are used to gather statistics on how visitors use our site. This is done through Google Analytics as a third party.

How do I refuse or withdraw consent to the use of cookies?

You may refuse to accept cookies by altering the settings on your internet browser (for example Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox). Please note that if you choose not to permit cookies some areas of our website may not function properly or be accessible.

For further information about how to refuse cookies, please refer to your browser ‘help’ section or see www.allaboutcookies.org.

Google Analytics Cookies

The google analytics javascript library (ga.js) uses 'first party' cookies to do the following:

  • Determine which domain to measure
  • Distinguish unique users
  • Throttle the request rate
  • Remember the number and time of previous visits
  • Remember traffic source information
  • Determine the start and end of a session
  • Remember the value of visitor-level custom variables

This library sets the following cookies:

Cookie Name Default Expiration Time Description
__utma 2 years from set/update Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmt 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate.
__utmb 30 mins from set/update Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmc End of browser session Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
__utmz 6 months from set/update Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmv 2 years from set/update Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Arctic LEI Service Cookies

connect.sid is the cookie the LEI-service sets in order to ensure a persistent experience with regards to form data and the usage of the service. No expiration is set on the cookie and most clients will consider this a "non-persistent cookie" and will delete it on a condition like when exiting a web browser application.

Arctic LEI Service uses Google Analytics to gain insight into site performance, visitor traffic and general user browsing behavior.

Arctic Onboarding Cookies

connect.sid is the cookie the Onboarding application sets in order to ensure a persistent experience with regards to form data and the usage of the service. No expiration is set on the cookie and most clients will consider this a "non-persistent cookie" and will delete it on a condition like when exiting a web browser application.

Arctic Onboarding uses Google Analytics to gain insight into site performance, visitor traffic and general user browsing behavior.